General Practitioner Cardwell
- : Health Workforce Queensland
- : 15-Feb-2018
- : Cardwell QLD 4849
Full time or Part time General Practitioners required to join a happy, vibrant and busy medical practice. Doctor support within the Practice: 1 Registered nurse 1 Enrolled Nurse 2 reception staff 1 Practice Manager 1 Practice Co-ordinator
The main practice is at Ingham and a sub branch at Cardwell which is only 30mins from the town of Ingham, North Queensland (RRMA 5 classification). Cardwell is located half way between Townsville and Cairns. The population of Cardwell is 1200 in the Cardwell Township. There are also out laying areas that feed into Cardwell bringing the total population to 3000 people. The average age is 52 years of age. Cardwell has a multi-cultural population ranging from, Indigenous, Italian and Australian. Cardwell was settled in 1864, was the first settlement North of Bowen and is the only town in the world where two heritage listed areas adjoin, the first being the Wet tropics starting North of Townsville and fishing south of Cooktown, and the second- the great Barrier Reef Marine Park world heritage area. The Cardwell Region produces sugar cane, bananas, pineapples and other tropical fruits. It is a well-known tourism centre. For those who love fishing Cardwell is renowned for its rewarding recreational fishing. You can have a relaxing day fishing off the jetty, or take a reef or estuary fishing charter. Hinchinbrook Island is a short boat ride away from Cardwell and is the world's largest island national park. Its long sandy beaches and extensive mangrove areas make Hinchinbrook Island an environmental haven for turtles, Dugongs and many other marine creatures. Waterfalls, National Parks, State Forests, crystal clear swimming holes, fishing, bush walking or just relaxing, Cardwell is just a great place to be. Cardwell is the home of 1 Primary School, 1 kindy and a day care centre, IGA, lots of coffee shops, hardware store, the local swimming pool plus gymnasium and a Nursing Home. The average temperature for Cardwell ranges from 24.9 - 32.5 Celsius (High) and 13.6-23.2 (Low).
There is no after hour on call service at this stage.
Cardwell Branch opened its doors in January 2014. It is the Branch Practice of the Ingham Practice, The Ingham Practice has been operating for the past 16 years and is a purpose built building. Currently we have 8 General Practitioners and are looking to recruit a further 3 to service our Cardwell Branch. Our practice offers audiometry, spirometry, solar-scan skin checks E.C.G.s, and minor procedures. We do a variety of health checks, acute medical care, Children and women's health care, men's health and counselling are just a few services we offer. We have a variety of allied health services that visit the practice, dietician, audiologist, diabetic educator, asthma educator just to name a few.
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